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  • Dying Man Reunited with Beloved Dog Makes Complete Turnaround

    10/19/2014 1:30:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Jerry A. Kane
    Tail-wagging love really does conquer all: James Wathen, a terminally-ill patient at Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky, had stopped eating and had become weak and frail. His condition kept deteriorating, and he was barely able to talk. Wathen managed to whisper to a nurse his wish to see his dog, Bubba, just one more time. The 73-year-old hadn’t seen his one-eyed Chihuahua with no bottom teeth since he arrived by ambulance at the Whitley County hospital six weeks earlier. “One of our social workers realized it was mourning the loss of the dog that was making our patient even...
  • Pomeranian watermelon love

    09/27/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/13 | kyle chun
  • Do Dogs Go to Heaven...?

    09/11/2014 3:09:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 76 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Church-sign war!  h/t Kirby
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know — as a new TIME book reveals.Let’s be honest, you’d probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out you’d turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and there’s even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal —...
  • Dogs Get Blues When Youngsters Go Back to School

    08/27/2014 5:12:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Sue Manning
    Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer. Many dogs whine and wait eagerly at the front door but eventually adjust to the absence of their young owners when they are in class. But millions of dogs can feel abandoned, sad and unable to cope — and they look for ways to lash out.
  • My dog Died Today

    08/22/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 178 replies
    N/A | Today | Me
    I had my Australian Shepard put down today. Her name was Sidney, as in the city in Australia. She was 15 Years 3 months. She had had dementia for the last year or so. For the last year she hadn't been able to control her bowels. She could hold the pee, but number 2 just came when it was ready. Today when I got home, she couldn't stand up. Her back legs just wouldn't work. I took her outside and laid her in the nicest part of the grass. She looked peaceful as the wind blew her face. On the...
  • Dognappers Steal Pomeranian, Demand Ransom, Threaten To Shoot Owner: Police

    08/11/2014 12:09:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | August 11, 2014 9:51am | By Erin Meyer and Josh McGhee
    GAGE PARK — A dognapping in which a Pomeranian named Sunny was held for $250 ended with a woman being arrested and the pup safely returned home after detectives listened in on the ransom call, authorities said. "I just thank God I got my puppy back. When you have a puppy for a long time, a puppy is just like your kid," the dog's owner, a 66-year-old woman who asked that she not be identified, told DNAinfo Chicago. Charged in the theft is Daniela Ramirez, 26, of the 6000 block of South Troy Street, who was arrested Thursday and appeared...
  • A Man And His Cat

    08/03/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | TIM KREIDER
    I LIVED with the same cat for 19 years — by far the longest relationship of my adult life. Under common law, this cat was my wife. I fell asleep at night with the warm, pleasant weight of the cat on my chest. The first thing I saw on most mornings was the foreshortened paw of the cat retreating slowly from my face and her baleful crescent glare informing me that it was Cat Food Time. As I often told her, in a mellow, resonant, Barry White voice: “There is no luuve … like the luuve that exists … between...
  • Foster care, new homes needed for soldiers' pets left behind

    08/02/2014 7:25:38 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes h/t Ace of Spades ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Rodger Mullen
    Garcia has her hands full. But when a soldier friend needed someone to give a temporary home to her German shepherd, Garcia didn't hesitate to help. "Taking on a German shepherd, I was like, 'Oh, this is going to be interesting,'" Garcia said. In the weeks since she assumed temporary care of Kaiser, the 7-year-old German shepherd has become like part of the family for Garcia. As soon as her friend gets settled at her new assignment in Florida, however, Garcia will turn the dog back over to his owner. In a military community like Fayetteville, the issue of what...
  • ABC40 Investigates: The Pit Bull Debate

    07/31/2014 2:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WGGB ^ | July 30th, 2014
    It’s no stretch to say pit bulls, seemingly more so than any other dogs, are as polarizing as they are popular. Just mentioning them on the news is enough to elicit a strong response from supporters and detractors. But are they truly a dangerous breed as some suggest… or a safe family pet that’s often misunderstood? It’s estimated pit bulls only make up about 6% of the entire dog population here in the US. But last year, despite being regulated in more than 700 US cities – pit bulls were responsible for more bite-related fatalities than any other breed Locally,...
  • God’s Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for God’s daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • Woman Has 100,000 Cockroaches – Says They Are Her Family

    06/14/2014 4:30:30 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 46 replies
    South Cina Morning Post ^ | Thursday, 12 June, 2014, 3:09pm | Keira Lu Huang
    Woman devotes entire rural home to sweets-loving roach species that she sells to a pharmaceutical factory
  • The Pope Is Right about Pets: Yes, they’re replacing children in the West.

    06/10/2014 7:13:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/10/2014 | Dennis Prager
    Pope Francis said something so important last week that it will either be widely ignored or widely disparaged. The pope criticized “these marriages in which the spouses do not want children, in which the spouses want to remain without fertility.” “This culture of well-being,” he said, has “convinced us: It’s better not to have children! It’s better! You can go explore the world, go on holiday, you can have a villa in the countryside, you can be carefree. It might be better — more comfortable — to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two...
  • PetSmart, PetCo to stop selling pet treats made in China

    05/21/2014 6:53:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 45 replies
    fox news ^ | 5/21/2014
    PetSmart is the latest major pet food retailer to say it will stop selling dog and cat treats made in China because of ongoing fears that they are making pets sick. The company plans to have the treats off all of its store shelves by March 2015. "This is something we've been working toward for some time, and feel it's the right thing to do for pets and our customers," said PetSmart spokeswoman Erin Gray. Investigators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration haven't been able to prove that treats made in China are making pets ill. But since 2007,...
  • Heartbreaking video shows abandoned puppy desperately chase owner's SUV in vain

    05/20/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies ^ | may 20, 2014 | david mccormack
    A Nevada woman who returned home to find an abandoned puppy outside her door was disgusted when she reviewed security camera footage and found that the dog had been cruelly left behind. Toni Luisi of Henderson, Nevada, has released the heartbreaking footage in a bid to help find the dog – who she has named Graci - a loving home and shame the owner who abandoned her. ‘I mean, how do they treat their children if this is how they treat their dog?’ said Luisi. Luisi returned home on May 5 to find the distressed puppy loitering around outside the...
  • 1,000 dog deaths linked to ‘toxic jerky treats’

    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats according to the Food and Drug Administration. And the agency says since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats.
  • Living Water Daily Blessings

    05/11/2014 7:19:25 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Mothers Day ^ | 5-11-2014 | Revski
    A Very Happy Mothers Day to all mothers that are so loving and caring. This video has family pets enjoying daily life in the back yard. The sound effects of a running brook and voices in animated scenes are wife, grandchild. A child Church member singing, Is Anything Too Hard For God, in a Beautiful Rose flowered scenic background.
  • Veterinarian accused of secretly keeping 'euthanized' pets alive (For their Blood)

    04/30/2014 5:30:30 PM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4-30-2014 | Fox
    "So I brought him in and had our tearful goodbyes, and we went over very specifically our plans for burial of Sid, and that was the end of it,” she said. "I remember coming in and them extracting blood from Sid, and basically shaving him, extracting his blood for the other animal upstairs,” said Brewer. According to the complaint, "The clinic was using Sid (and other dogs) for blood transfusions and other experimental treatments.”
  • Dog used as a blood donor for six months after they took him to be euthanized

    04/30/2014 1:20:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 30 April 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    A Texas family were shocked to discover last week that their 5-year-old Leonberger named Sid they thought was put down six months ago was being secretly kept by a veterinarian and tapped for blood transfusions. Marian Harris, of Aledo, says that last October, she gave long-time veterinarian Dr Lou Tierce permission to euthanize Sid after the doctor told her that the pup was suffering from a congenital spinal disorder. But last Monday, Mrs Harris got a call from a former employee at the animal clinic telling her that her dog has been kept alive in a cage for the past...
  • TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary

    04/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary April 24 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Dallas News | It seems like these stories are happening more and more each week. Stories of officers shooting dogs that simply did not need to be shot. In this case, a third generation Texas farmer, Cole Middleton, called police about a break-in on his property. When an officer finally arrived, Rains County Deputy Jerred Dooley, the farmer’s dog ran up to the officer (as dogs do, especially herding dogs), so the officer...
  • Living Water Life’s Daily Bread

    04/21/2014 4:25:58 PM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 4-21-2014 | Revski
    This video has family pets enjoying daily life in the back yard. Voices are wife, grandchild and myself.
  • Voices

    04/20/2014 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Revski
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-2014 | Revski
    This video has family pets and some voices enjoying daily life. The sound effects of the running brook was recorded from the Chepachet R.I. river. Voices are my grandchild and myself. The children song, sang by the eaglet is, (Is Anything To Hard For God).
  • Daily Bread, Eating, Drinking & Singing

    04/17/2014 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Video ^ | 4-17-2014 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video has family pets eating, drinking and enjoying daily life in the back yard. The sound effects of the running brook was recorded from the Chepachet R.I. river. Voices are my grandchild and myself. The children song, sang by the eaglet is, (Is Anything To Hard For God).
  • Woman performs C-section on dog with steak knife, arrested, charged with cruelty

    03/19/2014 4:49:49 PM PDT · by Renfield · 96 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3-19-2014 | James Nye
    Authorities in Tampa have arrested a 31-year-old woman is facing five-years in prison for animal cruelty charges after she allegedly performed a c-section on a dog with a 'steak knife', no anesthesia and then used glue to close the amateur incision. The Mastiff called Nadia died soon after and now Candace Patricia Hauser is facing a felony charge for removing the last two of the dogs 13 puppies on March 4 even though there was a veterinarian nearby. Investigators arrested Hauser on March 5 when the dog's owner brought her to Veterinary Healthcare Associates in Winter Haven telling them she...
  • Unlicensed Dogs Get New Leash On Life

    03/17/2014 10:46:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/17/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    Michigan residents — and their dogs — soon will benefit from actions taken in response to news stories and oversight of school officials and laws in the state. A 95-year-old dog law that required sheriffs to kill unlicensed dogs finally is being repealed, and the secretary of state's office said taxpayers in Traverse City are due a refund on an illegal mailing the school district sent out in 2012. Michigan Capitol Confidential broke the dog law story and brought statewide exposure to the school bond mailing issue. The Michigan House and Senate unanimously voted to put an end to the...
  • Homeless Family Who Held on to Pit Bull Has New Home

    03/11/2014 5:46:47 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    ABC/Yahoo ^ | Mar 11, 2014 | jaime Lutz
    The California family who we reported chose homelessness over abandoning their pet pit bull finally has a happy ending: a dog-friendly apartment. Carol Devia, her husband, Peter, and her adult sons, Leandro and Christoffer, were homeless for months because every apartment they saw within their price range had landlords who were wary of letting a pit bull stay with them.
  • House cat in Oregon attacks baby, traps family in bedroom

    03/10/2014 10:40:00 PM PDT · by enduserindy · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/2014 | ReutersReuters
    "(Reuters) - A rampaging, 22-pound Oregon house cat with a "history of violence" attacked a baby and trapped a family and their dog in a bedroom at their Portland home before being captured by police, authorities said on Monday."
  • Tradespeople, suppliers 'stiffed' in pet store expansion

    02/24/2014 6:30:20 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 24, 2014 | Kathy Tomlinson
    A tradesman says he's furious that he hasn't been paid for thousands of dollars worth of work and materials by a contractor after renovating several Pet Valu stores in B.C. “It’s financially ruined our family,” said Scott Payne, a drywaller from Port Alberni, B.C. “These stores are all up and running … and here we are, totally strapped.” Payne and several others were working for Tim Keith, who was hired on contract by Pet Valu in 2012 to oversee major projects at 10 stores. Payne and others claim Keith failed to pay them thousands of dollars for work and materials...
  • Celebrating all things kitteh!

    02/21/2014 4:55:54 PM PST · by workerbee · 57 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/21/14
    Today I took my beautiful feline companion for her final trip to the vet. For nearly 20 years she was with me, through the ups and MANY downs. RIP, my sweet little Heidi, you don't have to struggle anymore.
  • 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    02/06/2014 9:58:54 PM PST · by expat1000 · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 7, 2014 | John Moore/Getty Images
    36 images at the site. Many rescue dogs.
  • Cricket fan to be counseled over pig-smuggling

    02/06/2014 1:00:54 PM PST · by illiac · 12 replies
    myfoxny ^ | 2/6/14 |
    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — An Australian cricket fan who allegedly smuggled a pig into a Brisbane sports ground during a test against England has agreed to undergo mediation with the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals.
  • The little big cats! Animal haircuts craze sees pets turned into predators.. but is it cruel?

    02/04/2014 9:12:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    You've heard of The Cat in the Hat but the latest fashion craze for animal owners is to turn their pets into something more predatory. Cats and dogs are now sporting new designs in their fur to make them more king of the jungle rather than domesticated house pet. However, one poor ginger feline looks genuinely embarrassed by her new look after its owner rouged-up its cheeks with make-up. We've all had a haircut we didn't ask for but would you subject your pet to some of these styles?
  • Having A Pet Can Improve Your Health

    01/25/2014 10:37:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Over the past 30 years, dozens of articles have appeared in the scientific literature attesting to the health benefits of pet ownership. One oft-cited review from 1999, written by two nurses from University Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, is entitled “An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy.” Authors Sarah Brodie and Francis Biley provide a historical perspective on the subject, invoking Florence Nightingale, among others. And when we say “historical,” we mean it. Humans have had pets for a long, long time. According to Thomas Canby, in his 1979 National Geographic article entitled “The Search for the First Americans,”...
  • What Pet Friendly Hotels Don’t Want You to Know

    01/16/2014 10:21:29 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Pet 360 ^ | unknown | Carol Bryant
    I’ve traveled the country with dogs for over 20 years, so I can honestly say I have slept in some not so swift rooms and some that have been oh-so-divine. Pet friendly, however, is not always what it’s cracked up to be, and if you’ve had a less-than-stellar experience at a supposed “pet friendly” establishment, you are nodding in agreement. How many of you, when calling a hotel or facility to ask if they are pet friendly ask something like this: “Hi. Can you tell me if you allow pets?” How many of you ask, “Hello, are you pet welcoming?”...
  • The 5 Best Dogs for Your Golden Years

    01/16/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 143 replies
    Vet Street ^ | March 5, 2013 | Gina Spadafori
    Like many people in late middle age, I find myself wondering if my next dog will be different. I have long shared my life with retrievers — active, field-bred dogs who throw themselves with joy into every situation (and every puddle of water bigger than a dinner plate). Their boisterousness is infectious: My dogs make me happy. But in 10 years, or 15, or 20, will I be up to the demands of dogs like these? Or will a nice, quiet little spaniel be the dog I need? My answer may be different than others, even among people of similar...
  • More Americans Are Writing Their Pets Into Their Wills

    01/12/2014 8:10:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | Anne Tergesen
    The number of Americans owning pets is at a record high, and more people are making provisions in their wills to provide for these animals after they're gone. But to ensure your pet is cared for as you intend, it's important to set up a pet trust—an arrangement that 46 states permit. "Pet trusts aren't just for the wealthy," says Frances Carlisle, a trust and estates attorney in New York. For most pet owners, she adds, the goal "is to make sure a plan exists for the care of the animal." Pet trusts can take effect either after you die...
  • Tips to keep your pet safe in cold weather

    01/04/2014 5:54:02 AM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    Despite a few warm days here and there, winter is definitely here and it's getting cold outside, which means pets need a little extra consideration. Just as dogs and cats and bunnies can't be left out in the heat of the summer, cold and snowy days pose their own risks to beloved pets.
  • Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report

    01/03/2014 5:49:42 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | Eric Baculinao and Alexander Smith
    BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party. Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that Jang and his five closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days.
  • Dogs' pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

    12/31/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 31, 2013 | Katherine Seligman
    San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan terrier who was a habitual trash surfer, had eaten a large dose.
  • Letter to Santa, from a shelter dog

    12/25/2013 5:04:44 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    Dear Santa Claws, Some people don’t believe in you, but I do, because last year you brought me a tube of tennis balls, some yummy treats, a new dog sweater, and a plush, fleecy blue sheep that goes “Baaa-aaa-aaa” when I squeeze and chew on him. I stayed awake a long time next to the fireplace on Christmas Eve, waiting for you to come down, but I never did see you. Just my human Mom and Dad putting some packages under the tree. Thank you for those nice gifts last year! You are pretty special if you can sneak in...
  • Puppycide A surprising number of dogs are shot by cops.

    11/04/2013 6:03:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | November 4, 2013 4:00 AM | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    On a Sunday afternoon in October of this year, Gabrielle Stropkai’s dog was shot by a police officer investigating a burglary nearby. The dog “was walking by and went ‘ruff ruff’ — just a couple of little ruffs,” a neighbor of the Stropkais’ told local television in Boise, Idado. But “she didn’t jump at him or anything.” In response, the owner remembers, the officer “pulled his weapon, asked whose dog it was, and shot her in the back of the head.” The dog died instantly. The Stropkais are not alone in their grief. A Google search for “dog shot by...
  • FDA Can't Find Cause of Pet Poison, Seeks Help [But They'll Cure YOUR Health Problems]

    10/24/2013 5:55:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/24/13 | Sue Manning
    All that's left of Doodles are his ashes, a clay impression of his paws and a whole lot of questions owner Patricia Cassidy has about his mysterious death.
  • Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in 'mysterious outbreak', FDA says (Doggie Ping!)

    10/23/2013 3:23:39 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China. Officials say the exact cause of the illnesses remains unknown. "This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered," Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement. "Our beloved four-legged companions...
  • Dogs we understand. Cats are mysterious, even though they are the most popular pet

    10/17/2013 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 14, 013 | John Bradshaw
    Cats are the world’s most popular pets, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one. This popularity is undoubtedly helped by the fact that cats are simultaneously affectionate and self-reliant... Even so, cats remain aloof and inscrutable. Dogs tend to be open, honest and biddable. Cats, on the other hand, demand we accept them on their terms but never quite reveal what those terms might be. Studies of dogs in the 1950s established the notion of a “primary socialization period,” when puppies are especially sensitive to learning how to interact with people. For dogs, this is between 7 and...
  • Best and worst pets.

    10/14/2013 9:49:56 AM PDT · by kyperman · 78 replies
    Match my Pet ^ | 6/12/2010 | David Beart
    Looking for a furry friend for your kids? Or maybe a slimy one? Before you bring a pet into your family find out which animals makes the best... and worst pets for little ones. (You might be surprised at which animals fail the test!)
  • Scientist Says New Research Proves 'Dogs Are People Too'

    10/07/2013 11:32:27 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    Pawnation ^ | 10-7-2013 | Kelli Bender
    Scientist Says New Research Proves 'Dogs Are People Too' By Kelli Bender Oct 7th 2013 Do you ever think that your dog knows exactly how you feel? It probably does. According to the Daily Mail U.K., Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University, has discovered that dogs have emotions just like humans. Through the use of MRI scans, Berns discovered that dogs and humans use the same part of their brains to feel. The professor started his research hoping to find out how a dog's brain works and what the animals think of humans. In veterinary practices, dogs...
  • Starved and flea-covered German shepherd is rescued after being chained to a tree

    10/03/2013 4:59:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 47 replies ^ | 3 October 2013 | Snejana Farberov
    Starved and flea-covered German shepherd is rescued after being chained to a tree for FOUR YEARS... as heartless owner gets just a $25 fine An Ohio pet owner has been arrested and slapped with a $25 fine after police rescued a starving, flea-invested and abused German shepherd that had been chained to a tree for four years. Jeremy Shane Temple was taken into custody last Friday from his Middletown home after officers and Butler County Dog Wardens responded to a report that pets were being mistreated at the residence. Officials discovered a mangy-looking and severely emaciated German shepherd dubbed by...
  • Fund aids dog suffering from embedded collar

    09/14/2013 8:07:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    toledoblade ^ | 9/13/2013 | TANYA IRWIN
    Princess P is the latest recipient of help from Cutie’s Fund at the Lucas County Dog Warden’s Office. The medium-sized mixed breed dog has a severely embedded collar. Dog Warden Julie Lyle is considering getting treatment for her at Ohio State University’s college of veterinary medicine because the wound is so deep. It is 3 inches across and 5 inches deep. “We are consulting with OSU and have sent them photos of the wound,” Ms. Lyle said. “We expect to hear back from them tomorrow on whether they can help her there or will just advise us on her care...
  • They Ate What? ---- Pet X Ray Contest

    They Ate WHAT? The end of summer is here and we are once again proud sponsors of the annual They Ate What? Pet X Ray Contest in the September issue of Veterinary Practice News. This year veterinary x rays came in from veterinarians across the country with highlights including a Mastiff who swallowed an eight inch long wrench, a Terrier who had eaten a Nerf arrow. and a short-haired cat who had a lamp cord twisted up in his esophagus, stomach and small intestines! Veterinary Practice News team members judged this year's contest and selected Dr. Gary Sloniker, DVM,...
  • San Francisco church plans pet columbarium to hold ashes of 1,000 animals

    07/26/2013 9:31:43 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Global Post ^ | July 26, 2013 19:12 | Kristin Deasy
    PETALUMA, Calif. — Do all animals go to heaven? The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi wants them well-positioned for the possibility by creating San Francisco's first pet columbarium, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Church leaders are currently raising funds for the 850-square-foot pet memorial space, the city's first "final resting place for the furry and feathered," as the Chronicle cutely put it. The new columbarium, which organizers hope will be up and running by spring, will be able to hold the ashes of up to 1,000 animals, according to the Associated Press. Cremation costs have not yet...